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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,671270,640 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20011,746238,580
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,847250,608 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20032,032220,056 Elephant (54th)
by The White Stripes
20041,908251,914 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,047214,383 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,170213,858 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,227301,115 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,317182,589 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,366188,641 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,3312,332,385

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  72/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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162.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,067
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:767
Average Rating:  79/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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163.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  73/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,027
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  74/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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165.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,977
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  72/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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166.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,973
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  74/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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167.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,968
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  77/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,934
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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169.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,914
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  81/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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170.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,891
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  75/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 94 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 98 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 106 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 106 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 55 6%
Mexico 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 16 2%
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